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Guide for developing COVID-19 vaccine communication materials
Controlling the COVID-19 pandemic will rely largely on people receiving the COVID-19 vaccines, as well as practical issues like ease of access and cultural appropriateness of services.
ACT & SNSW HealthPathways: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander updates
Reviewing and updating the suite of pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health has been a major focus for the ACT and SNSW HealthPathways team. All of the updated pathways are now available on the HealthPathways website, including a live Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services Directory.
NewAccess: a new low intensity mental health service
New Access is a structured, six-session program designed by Beyond Blue to help people manage stress and cope with emerging mental health issues. Service staff are specially trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, guiding people through a proven, evidence-based program.
Local general practices start providing COVID-19 vaccines
Almost 40 general practices in South Eastern NSW have started providing COVID-19 vaccinations this week, after being approved by the Department of Health to participate in Phase 1b of the rollout.
Excellence in Communication webinar series
COORDINARE has been working with the UNE Partnerships to design and deliver training packages for general practice reception and administration staff. The 'Excellence in Communication for Medical Receptionists' series, is comprised of five webinars presented by Gary Smith Academic Director of UNE Partnerships Health Programs.
COVID-19 vaccine rollout phase 1B update
From Monday 22 March the first general practices will begin to support the COVID-19 vaccination program. The number of services coming online from next week will progressively increase in number between now and the end of April – as part of Phase 1B of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine program.
Boost to regional mental health services for older people
An exciting new service providing mental health education and support for older people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Summer bushfires is now available across South Eastern NSW.
COVID-19 vaccine expression of interest (EOI)
Please note that this EOI has now closed. General practices in South Eastern NSW are invited to express interest in participating in Phase 1b of the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out.
Holistic drug and alcohol treatment service opens in Bega Valley
South Coast residents impacted by drugs and alcohol can access a new support service. The Sapphire Health and Wellbeing Service (SHaWs) delivers a holistic drug and alcohol treatment program for people in the Bega Valley, with a focus on Bega, Eden, Bermagui, and Wallaga Lake communities.
Building general practice skills in alcohol and other drugs
There are many opportunities open to South Eastern NSW health professionals looking to build their skills and confidence in alcohol and other drugs (AOD) related issues.
New year and new place for headspace Batemans Bay
Young people living in the Eurobodalla now have access to a permanent facility providing face-to-face youth-friendly, confidential mental health and wellbeing services. This is the next exciting step to ensuring the continuity of care and resources for young people (12-25 years) living in the region.
Reach out anytime - support is available
As South Eastern NSW marks the anniversaries of the Black Summer bushfires, COORDINARE is reminding residents there is a range of services and supports available. Dianne Kitcher, CEO South Eastern PHN NSW, says many people (including first responders) and communities may need support during this time.
Boost to region's mental health services for aged care residents
A new service providing mental health support for people living in aged care facilities is now operating across South Eastern NSW.
Be prepared and stay well these holidays
With the holiday season almost here, COORDINARE has joined forces with the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) and Southern NSW Local Health District (SLHD) to encourage people to be prepared this summer period.
Where to go for local support over the Christmas period
If you need additional help or support this Christmas, you are not alone. Local support services are available over the Christmas and New Year period. COORDINARE and the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative have provided a list of key services.
Social prescribing project: Feedback loop 2
COORDINARE recently commenced the second feedback loop of its co-design project to inform the development of an innovative ‘social prescribing’ model to improve support for people living with chronic conditions in the South Eastern NSW region.
New videos to support people bereaved by suicide
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative) today launched a suite of 11 videos as part of a campaign supporting people who are bereaved by suicide. This includes two compilation videos entitled ‘What helped us get through' and ‘What would you say to someone recently bereaved?’.
COORDINARE Annual Report Card 2019/20
We are delighted to release our Annual Report Card which showcases the key achievements and highlights some of the work we have done together in 2019/20 to create positive change and improve the health and wellbeing within our region.
Free mental health coaching now available in South Eastern NSW
A free mental health coaching program developed by Beyond Blue is now available in South Eastern NSW. NewAccess, delivered in conjunction with Wellways and COORDINARE, is a six-session program offering practical advice on how to manage the pressures, worries and stresses of life.
COVID-19 Albion Park Testing Clinic to close
Given the lower COVID-19 case numbers and rates of community transmission in NSW and the region, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District will wind-up its COVID-19 Pop-up Testing Clinic on Wednesday 25 November 2020.